Technology and Culture

Crowds of people in a public square.

Composite photo of crowds at Westlake Center in Seattle, Washington. (Image courtesy of sparky.)

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MIT Course Number

21A.340J / STS.075J

As Taught In

Fall 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to capitalist Massachusetts. We will be interested in whether technology has produced a better world, and for whom.

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Helmreich, Stefan. 21A.340J Technology and Culture, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/21a-340j-technology-and-culture-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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